Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Chinese woman had surgery to switch fingerprints

Do you remember the Steven Spielberg movie Minority Report? In that futuristic movie, Tom Cruise undergoes an eye transplant because of all the retinal scanners that permeate public places. Well, in a real-life story similar to Minority Report, a Chinese woman had a fingerprint transplant operation to enter Japan and fool the immigration department. Lin Rong, 27, had previously been deported from Japan for overstaying her visa. Her case is known as biometric fraud. I suppose you can get any type of surgery in China if you find the right surgeon. Read the interesting story on BBC News.

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